Thursday, December 21, 2017

Carpe Diem #1332 No Time To Waste

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

What a month this is. So much beauty in the quotes from the novels by Paulo Coelho and in your responses. It's not an easy month to create, but I love doing it for you. I hope you all enjoy this month and the rich source of inspiration.

Today I have a wonderful quote extracted from "Manuscript Found In Accra", very similar to that beauty by Kahlil Gibran "The Prophet". As you read in the title it's about time. We all have sometimes difficulties with time. Our work, or hobbies and our families need us every day and than we have to make choices. Not that long ago I had such a period. Lack of time ... and than the delay of CDHK, of course I know that you don't have a problem with that, but it gives me sometimes a sad feeling. Back in 2012 I made the choice to create CDHK, a daily haiku meme, and that choice implicates that I have to publish every day.

I remember that we had an episode about time inspired on another nice novel by Kahlil Gibran, "sand and foam". I even use a quote back than. I love to re-produce that quote here again:

And an astronomer said, "Master, what of Time?" 
And he answered: 
You would measure time the measureless and the immeasurable. 
You would adjust your conduct and even direct the course of your spirit according to hours and seasons. 
Of time you would make a stream upon whose bank you would sit and watch its flowing. 
Yet the timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness, 
And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream. 
And that that which sings and contemplates in you is still dwelling within the bounds of that first moment which scattered the stars into space. 
Who among you does not feel that his power to love is boundless? 
And yet who does not feel that very love, though boundless, encompassed within the centre of his being, and moving not form love thought to love thought, nor from love deeds to other love deeds? And is not time even as love is, undivided and paceless? 
But if in you thought you must measure time into seasons, let each season encircle all the other seasons, 
And let today embrace the past with remembrance and the future with longing. 

© Khalil Gibran

Okay ... back to the quote I choose to use today. And I think the above "poem" by Kahlil Gibran will also help you to become inspired.

[...] "Someone asked him that why are some luckier than the others. One of the extraordinary excerpts on this subject where he calls success as a consequence and not an end, ‘Success comes to those who do not waste time comparing what they are doing with what others are doing; it enters the house of the person who says “I will do my best’ everyday”. [...] (Source: Manuscript Found In Accra by Paulo Coelho)

Don't waste time ... because we have a continuos lack of it, take time to do the fun things of life, take your time to rest ... time is not always on our side, but let us use our time in the right way ... don't waste it. Life is to short to waste time.

fresh fallen snow
sprinkled with the colors of autumn

© Chèvrefeuille

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until December 28th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our weeken-meditation later on. For now ... have fun!

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